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Is there a Latin translation of the Epic of Gilgamesh?

The Epic of Gilgamesh (Carmina de Gilgamo) appears to have been translated into many languages but I didn't find a Latin translation, does it exist?

asked by Laravel 11 votes
answered by cmw 12 votes

Hearing vs hearing that

The English sentence 'I heard you play the flute' can have three distinct meanings: At some point in the past, you played the flute while I was within earshot. Someone told me that you are able to ...

classical-latin syntax accusativus-cum-infinitivo  
asked by GaiusPetronius 8 votes
answered by Cerberus 6 votes

Is "sentire omnia" the correct way to say "feel everything"?

If you want to say "feel everything" in an advise-wise sense, is "sentire omnia" the correct way to say it? Or maybe it will be better to say "Sentias onmia"? Thank you!

english-to-latin-translation sentence-translation  
asked by Nathallie Dakova 8 votes
answered by Sebastian Koppehel 12 votes

What are the parts of speech in: "Mercurius imperia deōrum ad hominēs portat."

My enquiry arrises from a passage in “Lingua Latina Per Se Illustrata”, in the tenth chapter which is entitled “BESTIAE ET HOMINES”. "Mercurius imperia deōrum ad hominēs portat." I see a ...

asked by Mr. Blythe 7 votes
answered by cmw 11 votes

A Question of Taste

On one of her many visits to Pompeii, TV-presenter, Dame Mary Beard met an Italian chef who was making fish-sauce, garum, according to the original Roman recipe. Upon tasting this culinary delight ...

asked by tony 6 votes
answered by Sebastian Koppehel 2 votes

Translation of specific sentence in Latin

I would like to know how could I say something like "Make yourself at home, but remember you aren't" in Latin. It is a quirky thing a Brazilian friend says a lot (I've translated it to ...

translation-check sentence-translation  
asked by Lucius 6 votes
answered by Sebastian Koppehel 1 vote

Suffixes -τρον, -θρον, and -εθρον

Dickinson College's digitization of the grammar text by Goodell seems to suggest that -τρον and -θρον are synonyms. We also have πτολίεθρον, where it looks to me like the suffix is -εθρον (unless this ...

morphology ancient-greek suffixes  
asked by Ben Crowell 5 votes
answered by Asteroides 7 votes

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What does 'a vowel followed by two consonants' exactly mean?

In his New Latin Grammar, Bennett states (5.B.1.c): A syllable is long if it contains a short vowel followed by x, z, or any two consonants" As an example to this rule he gives the word restō, ...

asked by Bill Heap 10 votes
answered by Draconis 14 votes

Learn Ancient Greek or Latin first?

I am in the beginning stages of thinking about learning both Ancient Greek and Latin. During my initial research, I have encountered some people saying that learning Latin first is what is commonly ...

classical-latin ancient-greek study-strategies pedagogy  
asked by Nacht 14 votes
answered by Glorfindel 21 votes

What is the meaning of "Ex Lux", the name of Lucifer Morningstar's new bar?

I've been a fan of Mike Carey's Lucifer comic series, for its believable portrait of a fallen angel. The series spun off from Neil Gaiman's The Sandman, which established this incarnation of Lucifer ...

meaning latin-to-english-translation  
asked by Gallifreyan 16 votes
answered by Cerberus 18 votes

How to say "I am falling in love with this language"?

What I currently have for this is probably a literal translation: In amor cum haec lingua cado Thank you 🙏

english-to-latin-translation translation-explanation  
asked by Johhan Santana 13 votes
answered by gmvh 12 votes

Feminine case 3rd-person version of “Veni, vidi, vici”

How does the famous saying: Veni, vidi, vici. have to be changed so that it describes a female person, such as in English: She came, she saw, she conquered. Reversing Google Translate gives ...

idiom gender gaius-iulius-caesar  
asked by Ken Edwards 13 votes
answered by Nickimite 54 votes

How do you choose the correct meaning of a word from a dictionary?

An example: carpere could mean many different things or related things: to seize, to pick, to pluck, to gather, to browse, to tear off to graze, to crop (wool) to tease, to pull out, to card to ...

asked by Johhan Santana 5 votes
answered by cmw 8 votes

What would an election campaign be called in Latin?

Our site has its first election now and the voting period starts in 12 hours. Therefore it is a good moment to figure out some of the election vocabulary in Latin. What would be a good Latin word for ...

asked by Joonas Ilmavirta 14 votes
answered by Sebastian Koppehel 14 votes

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How to distinguish anthropology from human knowledge in Latin?

"scientia hominum" could mean both anthropology (the study of human beings) and "human knowledge" (the corpus of all knowledge acquired by human kind). How do you distinguish ...

latin-to-english-translation synonyms  
asked by Laravel 2 votes

why do I found hard not to palatalize the /g/ in digitus?

In latin words such as digitus, I found it hard to pronounce correctly the consonants /k/ or /g/ followed by /i/. I think that this happens especially if these sounds are in the same syllabe. Is it ...

classical-latin pronunciation phonetics  
asked by SarruKen 2 votes
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